Beit Yeshua

2011 - Shavuot
The Feast of Weeks




The Feast of Weeks




















































































































Shavuot / The Feast of Pentecost


Beit Yeshua celebrated the Biblical Festival of Shavuot - also called the Feast of Pentecost - on Friday, June 3, 2011, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC.  Shavuot is a Hebrew word that means "weeks" and refers to the 7 weeks (50 days) between the Feast of Firstfruits (at Pesach/Passover) and the Feast of Shavuot.


At Shavuot we remember the giving of the Torah in the Tanach (Original Covenant)
and the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant)

Shavuot was celebrated as the firstfruits of the wheat harvest were offered to Adonai


Members of Beit Yeshua's core-group gathered on Thursday evening to set up the
Tabernacle of the Lord, tables, chairs and other decorations



A special "Todah Rabah" to those who work behind the scenes to bring our larger events to pass


Guests begins to arrive




Susan say the blessing over the festival candles
Paul says the blessings over the bread & wine




Chuck leads everyone in a prayer for Israel and the Jewish people
while the crowd of nearly 100 listen and join in prayer




As always, we moved into a time of praise, worship and dance
encouraging anyone who was interested to join with us







I appreciate those who lays aside their own pride to get up and worship Adonai with their whole body



It was a blessing to have so many boys and men up dancing, too
Men dance in Israel - may we learn to dance with the same freedom that I've seen there



What a wonderful opportunity we have to teach our children about worship


Why do we place such an emphasis on praise, worship and dance?
Here's what the scriptures have to say:


7 Hebrew Words For Praise


1. Barak: to bend the knee; to kneel; to bless
Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul ...


2. Halal: to be clear of sound or color; to shine; to make a show; to boast;
to be clamorously foolish; to rave to celebrate

Psalm 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be
praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies
Psalm 22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the
midst of the congregation will I
praise thee.


3. Shabach: to shout; a loud adoration
Psalm 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my
lips shall
praise thee


4. Tehillah: Sung praise; a song containing praise
Psalm 22:3 But thou are holy, O thou that inhabitest the praise of Israel
Psalm 9:4 That I may shew forth all thy
praise, in the gates
of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice (gul) in thy salvation


5. Towdah: To lift the hands in adoration (lift the arms with hands cupped inward)
Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into
His courts with praise
Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of
thanksgiving ...


6. Yadah: To hold out the hand; to throw at or away; to use the hand;
especially to revere or worship with extended hand;
to make confession; to praise; to give thanks.

Psalm 18:49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord,
among they heathen, and sing praise to thy name (zamar)


7. Zamar: To sing with instruments; to pluck
Psalm 21:13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength:
So will we sing and
praise thy power


4 Hebrew Words For Dance


1. Guwl: (Rejoice, Joy), to spin around under the influence of a violent emotion
Psalm 9:4b ... I will rejoice in thy salvation


2. Machol: (dance), a round or circle dance; to twist or whirl in a circular or spiral manner
Psalm 149:3 Praise his Name in the dance
Psalm 150:4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance


3. Raqad: (dance), to stamp, to spring about wildly or for joy; to jump or leap
1 Chronicles 15:29 David danced as the Ark came to Jerusalem


4. Chagag (feast), move in a circle; to dance; to be giddy; march in a sacred procession
Exodus 5:1 ... hold a feast to me in the wilderness


Curtis teaches about Shavuot in the Tanach (Original Covenant)




To see the video of Curtis speaking about Shavuot in the Tanach


Doug teaches about Shavuot in the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant)



To see the video of Doug speaking about Shavuot in the Brit Hadasha




Gideon was invited to share a couple of songs for the evening - accompanied by Tim on the drums




The congregants join in dancing as Gid sings


The Tabernacle of the Lord


At the first Shavuot, Adonai gave the 10 Commandments -
as well as instructions for the Tabernacle of the Lord, the Aaronic Priesthood and the sacrificial system.


As a tribute to that first Shavuot, a life-sized model of the Tabernacle of the Lord was displayed

Iline did a wonderful in-despth teaching on the Tabernacle,
the implements in the Tabernacle and the priestly robes


The Priests before the Brazen Altar


The Priests wash their hands in the Laver


Moving from the Outer Court to the Inner Court


The Table of Shewbread


The Golden Candlestick/Menorah is lit


The Priests inhale incense from The Incense Altar
as the High Priest prepares to go into the Holy of Holies


The Ark of the Covenant with Mercy Seat on top
contained the two tables of stone with the 10 Commandments,
Aaron's rod that budded and a jar of Manna




The Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat



To see the videos of Iline's teaching on the Tabernacle of the Lord


CLICK HERE - Part 3***

CLICK HERE - Part 4***

CLICK HERE - Part 5***


Curtis with Carol, Pat & Patti
These ladies traveled two hours from the Greensboro area to Lincolnton to fellowship with us
Todah Rabah Piedmont Triad Ladies!


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